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Although I have set my charging profile to 85% (I think) the car keeps charging to 100%. The charging does start at the programmed time. What am I doing wrong? Attached is a photo of the profile. Thanks
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"Minimum charge". It will charge to this as soon as you plug in and authorize the charge.
After that - it continues to charge unless there is any other instruction (timer for instance).

I just use timer, that's it. And direct charge when at Ionity.
 

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Although I have set my charging profile to 85% (I think) the car keeps charging to 100%. The charging does start at the programmed time. What am I doing wrong? Attached is a photo of the profile. Thanks
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Have you ticked the profile to ensure it is the active profile?
 

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Although I have set my charging profile to 85% (I think) the car keeps charging to 100%. The charging does start at the programmed time. What am I doing wrong? Attached is a photo of the profile. Thanks
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You have set the charging profile to charge to 85% immediately and that is what 5he car will do. If you look at the right side of your photo, there is some more information. This function seems only to work with some extra equipment, and I think that is the Porsche Home Energy Manager? Not sure though.

If you would like to charge to 85% please use Timers. Set the timer to have the car charged at say 07.00 and also set if you would like to have it precooled or prewarmed. Make sure you tick the box for this and untick the box for profiles.

Porsche have over complicated this charging setting in my view. Could be so much easier.

Try it and see how you get on.
 
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Thanks all. I have set a timer so I hope that works.
 

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So, there is no way to just set your daily charge level to 85% and forget it?

If that is the case then this will be exceedingly stupid. There is no way I'm setting a timer every effin' time I plug my car in!

My TurboS is "on the boat", so if anyone has any insight whether you can just set max charge to 85% ONCE and be done with it, I would appreciate it... (Obviously bumping it to 100% only when needed for long trips)
 

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So, there is no way to just set your daily charge level to 85% and forget it?

If that is the case then this will be exceedingly stupid. There is no way I'm setting a timer every effin' time I plug my car in!

My TurboS is "on the boat", so if anyone has any insight whether you can just set max charge to 85% ONCE and be done with it, I would appreciate it... (Obviously bumping it to 100% only when needed for long trips)
Yes, there is.
Just set a date and set repeat ("herhalen") for the whole week.
You can set level, desired time(s) and airo for preheat/cool.
No problem.

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I dint use timers. Just a profile that charges to 85%. I actually do use a timer with no charging to heat the car to 23 c every weekday.
 

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I dint use timers. Just a profile that charges to 85%. I actually do use a timer with no charging to heat the car to 23 c every weekday.
How do you do this?
 

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How do you do this?
Press charging button on pcm, click timers, unselect any and all of these, click profiles on top line again. Set min charge to 85%, make sure you select that timer. I’ll do a video for you if you want?
 

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Press charging button on pcm, click timers, unselect any and all of these, click profiles on top line again. Set min charge to 85%, make sure you select that timer. I’ll do a video for you if you want?
Hi, I have that but it then goes all the way up to 100% - doing what is says which is 'minimum 85%'. Is there a way to have maximum charge be 85%?
 

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I can guarantee you don't need the TIMERS for anything else other than specifying a specific charging time. You might want to do this if the electricity is cheaper at certain times of day, or if your fuses are too taxed at certain times - who knows. But for simply charging to X percent immediately and stopping the charge automatically, the regular profiles are quite sufficient.

In fact I recommend just using the default profile named "general" to do this. Simply set the percentage such as 85% and it'll work like you specified.

Note you'll want to make sure "Direct Charging" is NOT ACTIVATED. This will override the profiles and just charge to 100%. Direct Charging will switch back on every time you use a public DC charger, so you need to keep an eye on this occasionally. Luckily it's extremely easy to check it as the button is right there on the charging status screen and it's a big one.

Another reason you can screw this up is by using the timers in some weird way. So please disable any timers you might have unless you actually want the charging to happen at a specific time.

The only thing I need to touch is the "Direct Charging" button which conveniently allows me to bypass my general profile and charge to 100% when need be. Another fine way to charge to 100% is to have another profile which is set to 100% charge (and to switch to that one when 100% is needed). But personally I think the Direct Charging feature is most convenient for this. And indeed, I have not used timers, as I have no need for timed charging.

Note that some terms Porsche system uses might be misleading. If they talk about minimum charge or target charge or whatever - that may very well mean maximum as well (again unless using Direct Charging which bypasses everything).

Finally I'll have to say that the screenshot in the original post isn't very useful by itself. What I'd like to also see is the charging status screen which shows your charging progress. As on this screen it'll show what profile is actually active and if you have Direct Charging on or not.
 
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I just use timer, that's it. And direct charge when at Ionity.
I assume you mean at an Ionity Level 2 charging station.

“Direct Charge” ONLY affects Level 2 charging.
“Direct Charge” does NOT affect DC Fast charging
 

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